Monday, May 30, 2011

Hello Butterfly

Monday's challenge at Splitcoaststampers is CAS (Clean and Simple, which means it's all about the design and not the technique, embellishments, etc.).  The Clean and Simple challenge today was to add folded and/or scrunched ribbon.

I bought some small spools of ribbon from the $1 Store a while back, and I challenged myself to include one of them for today's card.  The ribbon I picked to use is whimsical and fun (not the type of card I'm used to making - it's good to push yourself out of your comfort zone).  And the fact that I didn't use any techniques is also different for me.  Hope you like.

"Hello Butterfly"
Stamps:  Inspired by Nature, Pendant Park (sentiment) (SU!); Butterfly (Cling On)
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, Garden Green
Accessories & Tools:  Ribbon from $1 Store, sticky strips

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I inked the grass stamp with Certainly Celery and stamped it onto Whisper White cardstock at the bottom-middle.  I inked the grass twice more, both times with Garden Green ink, and stamped bottom-left and bottom right.

I stamped the butterfly and sentiment in Daffodil Delight ink.

I cut a 1/4" strip of Whisper White cardstock and covered with a sticky strip.  I randomly scrunched and pushed my ribbon onto the strip (I find it easier to add to a strip of cardstock and then mount it onto the main image rather than mounting directly onto the image).  Once I was happy with how the ribbon looked, I adhered it with sticky strips to the main image and then mounted the whole thing onto the card base.  Easy, peasy 15 minute card!

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